Monday, 19 October 2015

Pumpkin Patch Fun...


This weekend we decided we would try and beat the October crowds and head to our local Pumpkin patch early.  Thanks to a tip from my wonderful sister in law we discovered one just a stone's throw from where we live which was absolutely perfect.



Meg and Eli are quite au fait with 'pick your own' farms having been to various fruit farms over the years but they were overjoyed to root around to try and find the biggest and roundest pumpkins.  Originally they were also trying to find the brightest as well but Meg changed her mind and decided that she would quite like to pick a green one for an added 'spooky' effect when we carve them later in the week.




I love the little added elements which had clearly been thought of, such as wheelbarrows (which incidentally made the perfect transport option for tired legs at the end of the pumpkin adventures especially when combined with pumpkin related jokes which were helpfully passed from Daddy to children, the favourite being an original creation:

'What do you call a pumpkin with wind?'

'A trumpkin'

Yep, thanks for that James!



I love it when we find somewhere which allows us to give them the freedom to run and explore.  Meg wandered amongst the tall grass hunting for fairies, and the magical beast which puts holes in some of the pumpkins so he can have them all for himself, and just generally had a magical time, all from the depths of her own imagination.


It didn't even matter when our wheelbarrow upturned (twice) and all our pumpkins took a tumble.



Or when the children had to be subjected to Mummy's pestering for them to sit and smile in the ideal photo spot.


There was so much exploring to do, perfect pumpkins to find and we never did manage to find that cheeky pumpkin-eater.


I am fairly certain I have said this before but autumn is my absolute favourite season of the year.  Crisp, cool weather which is the perfect excuse for gilets and big scarves, the beautiful bright colours and of course, pumpkin picking.



16 comments:

  1. I love the photo of them both sat in the wheelbarrow with their pumpkins x

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  2. What fab photos' We have been looking for a patch near us, but alas I have found nothing

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  3. Looks like a lot of fun and I adore your photos - we are going to go next week, just hope there are some left!

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  4. As I said on Instagram, these photos are so beautiful (and perfectly styled, did you plan the checked dress and pumkin coloured gilet?) they could be in a magazine! Looks like so much fun. I remember when my kids enjoyed this sort of thing. Not sure I could tempt the teen to do this anymore :-(

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  5. Great day out, I would love to go somewhere like that instead of buying a pumpkin from a local supermarket

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  6. Beautiful pictures, loving the idea of picking our pumpkin straight from the patch!
    We usually do the next best thing, which is picking and decorating ours at National Trust events, it had become a tradition we all enjoy.xx

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  7. That does sound like a lot of fun, I might see if any of our local NT properties has a similar event!

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  8. It really was a lot of fun, and a lot cheaper than the supermarket too :)

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  9. Haha yes I *may* have planned their outfits to coincide with our trip.

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  10. Fingers crossed for you, it was a great couple of hours!

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  11. Oh that's a shame, it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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  12. It does look lovely. We were supposed to be going to one, but it fell through. I haven't got around to finding another.

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  13. I love autumn too Jess :-) ... certainly looks like you guys had epic fun .. even with James and his bad joke! lol

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  14. Nell@PigeonPairandMe24 October 2015 at 19:21

    What beautiful pictures! You've captured the sky so well too - all those glowering clouds make it look even more atmospheric.

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  15. Oh Jess what a lovely post and beautiful pictures too, love the wheelbarrow ones especially! We did pumpkin picking last year and it was such good fun. Diary clash this year which is a shame, POD adored it :)

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